Kirsten Mundt is a first year-PhD student, working in the fields of Environmental Humanities, Visual Culture, and Critical Indigenous Studies. Her primary academic interests are in understanding bodies in relationship to power and violence, stories and language as tools for accessing deeper levels of embodiment and place, and Marx’s writings in relationship to nature and feminist theories. The larger questions driving her research are: how do we--as artists and thinkers-- produce work that effectively shifts the tide of consumption and exploitation toward a more just, sustainable, and live-able society? How do we express and articulate visions and alternatives for our current violent and exploitative version of capitalism?
Kirsten is also a single mom, bodyworker, and writer interested in how her own language, through creative non-fiction and poetry, can reflect and articulate critical theories in understandable and resonant ways.